Redemption Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zLExijx22Q& Good Friday reminds me of this song and this moment for two reasons. May we sing songs of freedom this weekend. Jesus came to set captives free. May we celebrate and remember as ones freed from bondage. As we celebrate Easter this weekend, let’s remember that Jesus didn’t die just to redeem you. He…… Continue reading Redemption Song

Pastor as Vocation

Confession: I do as much or more pastoral ministry now than I did when I worked in a church. That is no knock on my friends in full-time vocational ministry. It is more an affirmation for the myriad of people I know who have stepped out (or been pushed out) of their ministry job. Leaving…… Continue reading Pastor as Vocation

My Kids Aren’t Your Target Audience

Imagine the freedom of hearing this one phrase. A parent affirming a youth pastor by saying, “My kids aren’t your target audience. Reach the lost.” What would happen if parents stepped into their role and discipled their teenage children, and at the same time affirmed the church’s youth pastor by saying, “My kids aren’t your…… Continue reading My Kids Aren’t Your Target Audience

The internet & privacy

Lately there has been a lot of angst about internet privacy. This came to a head when Facebook changed some privacy settings which angered some users who believed that they had a right to privacy with stuff they shared on the site. Some folks ever started a movement called QuitFacebookDay.com over it. As a person…… Continue reading The internet & privacy

Success and the American Dream

Have you ever noticed that people who have reached the pinnacle, the elusive American Dream, are actually miserable? “That’s just a Hollywood cliche.” Really? Think about your own interaction with highly successful people… I don’t think it’s a cliche. There are just as many miserable successful people as there are unsuccessful people. Here are some…… Continue reading Success and the American Dream